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Curses, Foiled Again Shantoria Valentine, 23, robbed a bank in Omaha, Neb., but while fleeing, she collapsed after only a few blocks, according to police. One witness noticed the suspect would “shuffle a little bit, run a little bit, walk a little bit, shuffle a little bit.” After she ran up a hill, “she was pretty well winded then,” another witness said. “She just laid down and put her hands out.” (Omaha’s WOWT-TV)



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Curses, Foiled Again Bradley Hardison, 24, managed to elude authorities for nearly nine months before they nabbed him after a local paper published his photo for winning a doughnut-eating contest at a police anti-crime event in Elizabeth City, N.C. “I was pissed because it’s like throwing it in our face,” Camden County sheriff’s Lt. Max Robeson said after he read the article, which led investigators to Hardison. (Hampton Roads, Va.’s WTKR-TV)



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Curses, Foiled Again Police looking for a bank robber in New Kensington, Pa., found suspect Shane Lindsey, 32, two blocks away at a restaurant where he stopped for chicken and biscuits. Officers entered the restaurant hoping its surveillance video might show the suspect passing by, only to spot Lindsey eating at a booth. (Tarentum’s Valley News Dispatch)



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Curses, Foiled Again A masked man tried to rob a convenience store in New Haven, Conn., by pointing a finger at the clerk to “simulate” that he had a gun, police Officer David Hartman reported, noting, “But he didn’t have his hand in his pocket.” The clerk “grabbed the man’s finger and told him he’d break it if he didn’t get out of his shop,” Hartman said after the would-be robber fled. (New Haven Independent)



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Curses, Foiled Again Police said Eric Frey, 29, handed a pizza shop employee in Uniontown, Pa., a note written on toilet paper. “I have a gun,” it read. “Give me $300.” The worker hit the silent alarm, summoning police before Frey could leave. He explained that a bearded man had confronted him in a nearby […]

Curses, Foiled Again Police said Eric Frey, 29, handed a pizza shop employee in Uniontown, Pa., a note written on toilet paper. “I have a gun,” it read. “Give me $300.” The worker hit the silent alarm, summoning police before Frey could leave. He explained that a bearded man had confronted him in a nearby alley and forced his action, but officers who searched Frey’s apartment found a newly opened roll of toilet paper with a pen impression from Frey’s note on the top sheet. (Associated Press)



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Curses, Foiled Again Fugitive Jacob Moore, 25, tried to divert police attention from his home, where officers were preparing to execute a warrant, by calling in a bomb threat to an elementary school in Hayden, Idaho. Moore forgot to turn off his caller ID, however, allowing authorities to trace the call to his phone and confirm that he was at home. They arrested him and added making a false bomb threat to the original felony charge against him. (Spokane-Couer d’Alene’s KXLY-TV)



News and Blues

A weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation.

Curses, Foiled Again



News and Blues

A weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation.

Curses, Foiled Again



News and Blues

A weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation.

Curses, Foiled Again



News and Blues

A weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation.

Curses, Foiled Again